The road to stardom can be paved with adversity. Such was the case where our Star grapefruit was concerned. It took a few freezes in more northern parts of the state for farmers to realize how ideal the Indian River district is for growing outstanding grapefruit. Here, Gulf Stream breezes, sunshine, natural shelter, and a root system tapping nutrient-rich coquina limestone come together to produce lush, thin-skinned fruit that's ready for center stage. Let your show begin!
True story: When our farmer and his wife were newlyweds, he always served her the bottom half of the grapefruit at breakfast. "It's sweeter," he'd explain, and they'd sit down to discuss the merits of bottom half vs. top. The top was like the bottom, but with a tad bit more tang. Twenty some years later, they've ended the debate. Now, they each enjoy a whole grapefruit. So can you. With Indian River Grapefruit, you can halve your fruit and eat it, too.